This session, lawmakers turned their attention to the quality of education and passed sweeping changes for the state. more »
Karen Brooks Harper—Capitol Correspondent
Karen has two decades of reporting and editing for major newspapers, online news and local TV networks. She specializes in political and news feature writing and has a strong background in Latino issues, including border politics and immigration.
After lawmakers sent more than 1,400 new laws to Gov. Rick Perry at the end of what many have called a productive and bipartisan session, some two dozen measures fell victim to his veto pen June 14. more »
In the two weeks remaining for the special session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers have a wide range of issues they can consider after Gov. Rick Perry this week expanded the agenda beyond redistricting. more »